Located in Haiyan County, Jiaxing, the two-storied building covers an area of 450m2. Christened “Farewell, Lass”, it is positioned as a coffee space for women, and manifested in the design through the element of curves chosen by the architect after a longtime consideration.
▼建筑外观external view of the building
On the façade is painted the theme color—purplish blue.
Every woman grows out of the sweet girlhood over the years. Off they take their white skirts, say goodbye to baby fat, and don armours with shocking red lips. The brand is designed to endow women with idiosyncrasies while staying loyal to their soul, and the corresponding space is intended to reflect how a girl metamorphoses to be a better self.
▼天井实现空间联通The patio linking the space
The patio linking the two storeys enlivens the space and adds a touch of fun.
▼线性的理性与感性的空间The special logic and sensibilities
On the first floor, an enclosed courtyard is created with linear partitions. The space, which is at once isolated and linked, is imbued with a sense of community, and the functioning borders trigger a sense of belonging.
Standing in the middle is the white spiral staircase. Identified with a sculpture, it’s serene and independent, constituting the soul of this space. The architectural concept can be best explained through a Chinese saying: demure as a maiden and quick like an escaping rabbit.
Linear light and the checkered floor in black and white jointly provide the special logic and sensibilities.
The kaleidoscope of light and shade in days and nights is made possible by the combination of artificial and natural lights, which, filtered through the blind, flow in tempo with the change of time.